I had a cup of coffee this morning. Well, to be honest, I had a cup of creamer with a splash of coffee. But nonetheless, I had a cup of coffee. Oh, and I used a K-cup in the Keurig. There was no grinding of the beans or measuring out the grounds or any of those fancy coffee-making techniques. But still, I had a cup of coffee this morning. I do most mornings.
Now imagine if I had ripped open the K-cup and just ate the coffee grounds. Mixed with chocolate…maybe. But by themselves…absolutely not! Or what if I would have drank the creamer straight? I could do it, but it might invoke a diabetic coma. Or to just drink the water by itself? Isn’t that the same as decaffeinated coffee? What’s the point?
My point is, it takes several ingredients to make a good cup of coffee. Any one of those ingredients by itself wouldn’t necessarily be that good. But when all of them come together; well, it’s good to the last drop!
Life is a lot like that. Paul says in Romans 8:28 (ESV): And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good…
All things work together for good. There are lots of things in your life that in and of themselves are not that good. You might not be seeing the good in your current situation. But God takes all of your circumstances, packs them in a K-Cup, adds some water, splashes in some creamer, and makes it good. Maybe you’re not able to get past that one ingredient in this season in your life. Rest assured, God is brewing something special in your life!